The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

John Cleghorn, Jr.

Male 1802 - 1878  (76 years)


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  • Name John Cleghorn 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1 Oct 1802  Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 30 Jan 1803  , Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1831  , Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1861  Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871  Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Robert and Ellen Brydon are next door
    Died 25 Dec 1878  Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1833  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2017 

    Father John Cleghorn,   b. 1768, , Yarrow, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1842, Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Isabella Oliver,   b. 1777, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1799  , Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christian Brydon,   b. 27 Aug 1807, Ploughlands, Crailing, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1881, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1826  , Hobkirk, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Cleghorn,   b. Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margaret Cleghorn,   b. 1 Aug 1829, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1903, Arthur, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Isabella Cleghorn,   b. Abt 1833,   d. 11 Apr 1844, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 11 years)
     4. Robert Cleghorn,   b. Abt 1836,   d. 26 Mar 1844, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
     5. Christina Cleghorn,   b. 1839, Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1863, Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +6. Thomas Cleghorn,   b. 16 Sep 1839, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1918, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. James Cleghorn,   b. Abt 1842, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1844, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     8. William Cleghorn,   b. Abt 1843,   d. 15 Apr 1844, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     9. Elizabeth Cleghorn,   b. 23 Feb 1845, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1921, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     10. Oliver Cleghorn,   b. 23 Feb 1845, Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1933, Minto Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     11. Ellen Cleghorn,   b. 10 Mar 1850, Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1886, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     12. Robert Cleghorn,   b. 1855, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1802 - Selkirkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 30 Jan 1803 - , Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Nov 1826 - , Hobkirk, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1831 - , Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Guelph Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1878 - Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Cleghorn - Brydon
    Cleghorn - Brydon
    John and Christian

    photo by Delores & Rawlins Lowndes, CanadaGenWeb

  • Notes 
    • John, Jr., b. Scot., 1802, d. 1879. He m. Christina Brydon, she was b. 1807, d. 1881. They set. on the town line, Guelph Twp., where they raised their family and prospered. He had assisted in clearing his father's farm, as well as clearing his own, and was held in high esteem. Issue: Mrs. George Elliott, John, 3rd, d. unm.; Thomas, Mrs. George Hamilton, Mrs. Thomas Manderson, Oliver, Mrs. Wm. Fisk, and Robert, Jr., d. unm. Of this branch, Thomas was b. on the "Paisley Block" farm, in 1839. He m. Ellen Buchan, and at the age of 28 went to West Garafraxa, and started life on his own account. In 1873, he sold out and purchased a farm on lot 3, con. A., Pilkington, where he has since resided. From a small beginning, he has become one of the most prosperous and influential citizens of the township. Besides purchasing other property, and starting his sons in life, he has brought his home farm to a high state of cultivation and efficiency. He was an Elder of the Pres. church for some years, and in municipal office, he was Councillor for two years, and Deputy Reeve for one year. Issue: Mrs. Benjamin Bye, Mrs. Jacob Bye, John T., who m. Mary Quarry, and owns 100 acres in Pilkington, lot 2, con. 7. Issue: Jennie, and Elsie; George, who owns 200 acres in Woolwich, where he resides; Robert, d., and Mary. Mr. Cleghorn m. for his second wife, Elizabeth Fries. Issue: James.

      Information from: Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario.
      Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906
      via Wellington County Genweb, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onwellin/

      In Apr. 1844 scarlet fever struck this family and, over the course of three weeks, killed four of their children. They burned their house down afterwards.